Manuiki Foundation

 

The Manuiki Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit charity consisting of a vibrant all-volunteer community of committed and caring individuals dedicated to the preservation and perseverance of the Hawai‘ian culture. All donations are tax deductable.
 
12610 Des Moines Memorial Drive
Suite #106
Burien, WA. 98168

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Declaration of principles and policy - The Manuiki Foundation is a non profit 501(c)3 organization that was established for and is dedicated to the preservation and perseverance of the Hawaiʻian culture and traditions.

FOUNDATION GOALS -E hana mua ā paʻa ke kahua, mamua o ke aʻo ʻana iā haʻi. - Work first to make firm the foundation before teaching others.

In co-operation with Halau Hula ʻO Lono, we provide a variety of Native Hawai'ian and Polynesian educational classes, workshops, conferences, music, dance and art programs, scholarships, humanitarian activities, community services, and fundraising events. As a 501(c)3 non profit organization we depend heavily upon our supporters, sponsors, donors, and volunteers. Donations are welcome. All proceeds from fundraising events and donations are used to support the Manuiki Foundation. Our foundation, through our volunteers, strives to sustain and enhance strong cultural and spiritual values of the Hawaiian culture. Each volunteer is encouraged to reach their full potential by learning, practicing, and sharing of their knowledge.

The Manuiki Foundation promotes the local economy through partnerships with area businesses as well as organizations who have similar goals. The Foundation receives and distributes funds for annual events such as: Kupuna festival - a full day festival to promote the respect and dignity of our elder population who in turn share their lives with us - over 1000 in attendence, Slack Key festival - promoting the unique tuning of the guitar and followers - over 600 in attendence, hula workshops, craft workshops, Hawaiʻian language workshops, etc. We strive to put our Polynesian heritage and teachings to good use and by doing so we also find we are a "Green" organization. By heritage we "Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle" as a way of living and in as many ways possible.

EDUCATION - Along with our scholarship program we encourage our members and their families to continue to learn and understand all they can about the Native Hawaiʻian culture.

CLASSES and WORKSHOPS - Workshops are given by or arranged by foundation members for the benefit of all the foundation members and the general community. We hold classes on Hula for all ages and genders, Tahitian dance, making of traditional implements of Hula ( ipu heke, ipu heke ole, uliuli - modern and kahiko,ulili (holili), puili), music workshops featuring ukulele workshops and slack key guitar workshops, Hawaiʻian ʻOlelo language lessons, feather lei making, ti-leaf skirt instruction, haku lei, Hawaiian history classses, cooking "local" foods, kūpuna (Elder) workshops and gatherings, etc. We offer cultural consultation and workshops centered foremost around Hawaiian Hula. and more. We are also available for advanced cultural consultation, in which we work hand in hand with noted kumu hula (hula teachers) and kūpuna (elders).

SCHOLARSHIPS - Scholarships are reveiwed and granted based on need and the importance of the materials to be studied by the recipient and the value of the learning to the membership at large. Those who receive scholarships are expected to share their learning experience with the rest of the foundation members.

KŪPUNA - or "elder(s)" are revered keepers of Hawaiʻian cultural and philosophical knowledge and are the transmitters of such information. Certain individuals, by virtue of qualifications and knowledge, are recognized by the Hawaiʻian community as ultimately qualified reservoirs of aboriginal skills. The role of elder is featured within and without classrooms, conferences, ceremonies, and homes. In order to provide kūpuna with the opportunity to pass life to younger generations, we must consider ways to promote their well-being, health, and access to long-term care.

KEEP THE CULTURE ALIVE - Consider a donation or sponsorship to the Manuiki Foundation. Mahalo nui to all of our supporters for your generous monetary donations! It is because of your support that we are able to continue offering our Native Hawaiʻian programs to all in our community for future generations.  Mahalo for helping us to preserve our past, celebrate our present and ensure our future.
 
If you would like to help, your tax-deductible gift to the Manuiki Foundation will help us keep the culture alive!  Please send your check payable to "Manuiki Foundation":

Open information regarding our foundation including financial statements may be accessed by prior permission with the foundation. Contact us at:

The Manuiki Foundation is dedicated to the preservation and perseverence of the Hawaiʻian culture. Join us as we journey through life in the Hawai'ian way. Check back often for news/updates/etc of what is going on, where it is going on, and who is making it happen......

Pledge to live with Aloha - love, honor and respect for all

 

Manuiki Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in May, 2011. The Foundation objectives:

Halau Hula ‘O Lono is the center of cultural knowledge and the most active fundraising entitiy for the Manuiki Foundation.

How we use the Hawai‘ian language on this website: The modern practice of writing Hawai‘ian words includes the use of diacritical marks to indicate proper pronunciation of selected words. These marks are used on this site therefore this site may be incompatible with various search engines AND may cause speech irregularities for special enabled "text to speech" readers used by visually impaired site visitors. In its written form, the Hawai‘ian language uses an alphabet of 13 characters. Hawai‘ian uses the five English vowels (a, e, i, o, u). Some scholars say that there are actually a total of 10 vowels because in addition to the standard vowel sounds the characters are also combined with a "kahakō," or macron to indicate a stressed or elongated vowel sound. The macron is used as a visual aid to proper pronunciation. There are eight consonants (h, k, l, m, n, p, w) including the " ‘okina" or glottal stop. The "sound" of the ‘okina is similar to the vocal break made when pronouncing "oh-oh." Omission of the ‘okina, as with the omission of any other letter, changes the meaning of the word. This website takes extra care to make sure that the characters properly appear on modern browsers. All pages utilize UTF-8 (Unicode). No special fonts are required to be installed to read them, however older computer operating systems and browsers may have difficulty displaying the Hawaiian language correctly. We also try to "re-word" Hawaiian descriptive terms to minimize phrases that may be misunderstood. For example, we avoid the use of the descriptive "Hawai‘i nei" because that indicates a place and/or time and, for you the reader, you may be reading at a different place and/or time. "Hawai‘i nei" would normally only be correct for those readers that are in Hawai‘i. For everyone else it would be more correct to use the phrase "Hawai‘i ala."

Paʻa ka waha, nana ka maka, hana ka lima. (Shut the mouth; observe with the eyes; work with the hand.)
One learns by listening, observing and doing